Blanche Swancey
Blanche Swancey

Obituary of Blanche Swancey

Blanche Nellie Swancey WEST COLUMBIA—Funeral services for Blanche Nellie Swancey, 97, of West Columbia, will be held at 12 noon, Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington. Officiating will be Pastor Tim Bupp. Burial will follow in Celestial Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-12 noon prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Blanche's honor to Zion Lutheran Church, 226 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Mrs. Swancey, widow of Amos William Swancey, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011. Born in Newberry County, she was the daughter of the late James Willie Kunkle and Mary Ida George Kunkle. She was a lifetime area resident and a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was passionate about her family and an avid gardener. Blanche was the oldest living member of Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Nell Panyard (Thomas) of West Columbia, Gail Myrick (Wayne) of Edgefield, Shirley Derriso (Glenn) of West Columbia and Ann DeSpain (Don) of Palm Coast, FL; son and daughter-in-law, James William "Jimmy" Swancey (Mary) of Lexington; sister, Mattie Kneece of Newberry; daughter-in-law, Janice Hyler Swancey; nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Amos Everett Swancey, two brothers, three sisters and a grandson, James "Buddy" Swancey. Family and friends may sign online guest book at
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